Solar power to light 2 parks in Jayanagar

Solar power to light 2 parks in Jayanagar

Solar power will be used to light up two parks of Jayanagar Sanjeevini park and Dhanvantari park.  One of the first in its kind.

Solar power is arguably the cleanest, most reliable form of renewable energy available. It can be used in several forms to help power home or business. Solar-powered photovoltaic (PV) panels convert the sun’s rays into electricity by exciting electrons in silicon cells using the photons of light from the sun.

Uses of solar power:

Solar energy has now proved to be extremely beneficial – not only for the environment but also financially speaking. Additionally, due to the higher demand, the technology has been improved considerably, turning into a significantly efficient source of clean energy.

Solar power panels are placed on the roof. An ideal site will have no shade on the panels, especially during the prime sunlight hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A south-facing installation will usually provide the optimum potential.

The Solar power unit installed at these parks near south end circle supply power light the pedestrian walkway.  It also provides power to the yoga centre. These parks come under Yediyur ward.

R. Ashok and Mayor of Bengaluru city Gangabika Mallikarjuna inaugurated the unit. The cost of the unit is Rs.15 lakhs. This solar power unit generates up to 15KW electricity daily.  This meets the daily requirements of the park.

The park maintenance workers quarters power requirement is also met by this unit. The BBMP is planning to upgrade the plant in three months time to make the plant generate 25KW.

The Yediyur ward is also having a biogas plant which is generating 50KW power. The power generated by this unit is being used to light the street lights in the ward.

The Mayor is of the opinion that similar projects should be taken up in other wards.  This will save a lot of money on the electricity bill.

Masjid-e-bilal – Jayanagar

Masjid-e-bilal – Jayanagar

It is an affluent residential and commercial neighborhood in the Southern part of Bengaluru.   The foundation of Jayanagar was laid in the year 1949 and it was one of the firs well-planned neighborhoods in Bengaluru.  Jayanagar is known for its lush green spaces, well planned wide roads.  This constituency has 7 wards.  One of the famous lands-marks of this Constituency in recent years is the Masjid-e-Bilal mosque.


Masjid-e-Bilal is a newly constructed mosque on Bannerghatta road – Bengaluru. When viewed from the sky, the beauty of this mosque magnifies and is a treat to the eyes. Everything here is grand and extraordinary. The mosque features simple but striking motifs of deep white and blue colours, highlighted with green lights after dawn

Masjid-e-Bilal (Bilal Mosque) is one of the largest mosques in Bengaluru. It was inaugurated in mid-2015. The Turkish-style ‘Masjid Eidgah Bilal’ on Bannerghatta road was consecrated on 11 June. The mosque sits on the corner of a traffic intersection on a popular thoroughfare of southern part of the city. Prestige Group developers undertook the construction which began in 2010 and was completed. At the time of construction JANAB ALHAJ HABEEB KHAN SAHEB was the president of this committee from 2004 to 2015. The mosque was constructed at a cost of Rs. 200,000,000 providing  space for 6,500 namazis to pray at a time. A considerable portion of the cost was contributed by the Prestige Group.

The four-storey mosque was constructed on a portion of the 1.45-acre Bilal Eidgah.

In 2015, Eid prayers were held in a mass congregation, with all the roads within a kilometer cordoned off by the local administration.  In 2016, a mass wedding was organized by Mr. Zafuralla, a philanthropist, and 25 to 30 weddings took place under the guidance of the imam.

People feel that once they enter the masjid, they forget that they are in namma Bengaluru.

Some feel that the masjid is a replica of the masjid which is at Istanbul, Turkey.